Review: Estee Lauder Idealist Serum

I often think that skincare products are really hard to review or be able to offer a recommendation of. I end up peering into the mirror day after day, looking for a tangible sign that the wonder product that everyone raves about is definitely working.  Did I have a wrinkle there before? Do I look more ‘radiant and youthful’? Getting IDed for a scratchcard a few days after starting using that cult anti-ageing cream definitely justifies the price tag – right?

I did NOT have to do the mirror-peering/wrinkle analysing/prodding for elasticity when I started using Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher (£41*).  My skin literally drank it up, and felt amazing right away.  I have never had such an instant reaction to a product before.  My skin felt smooth, soft, supple and just… amazing.  Wow.

Estee Lauder Idealist Serum
Estee Lauder Idealist Serum
Estee Lauder Idealist Serum

I’ve been using Idealist for about a week and a half now and I can totally tell a difference in my skin. My skintone is definitely clearer and brighter – I went without make-up a couple of times last week and felt much more confident about not wearing foundation.  I’ve been applying it in the morning and evening before applying moisturiser and I can honestly tell an instant difference.  I also think it makes foundation applied afterwards look smoother and more even due to the ‘pore minimising’ action; it works great as a primer.  As well as feeling silky smooth when you apply it, it also has a really lovely, dreamy scent (which I always think counts for a lot!) Also – a little goes a long way, so even though it has a slightly higher price tag than I’d normally spend on a serum, it is totally worth it, and I think it’ll last for ages.  I’ll definitely be re-buying when it does run out.

Have you tried Estee Lauder Idealist? What did you think? For those of you interested, Estee Lauder skincare pore minimizing skin refinisher is available at priced at £41.

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